Legal and judicial system

Civil and commercial litigation

Commercial Court could function ‘as early as 2024’: Justice ministry officials

A Ministry of Justice official said that a Commercial Court could be established and put into action as soon as 2024. Addressing the February 2 “AmCham Business Law Conclave: Critical Updates That You Need to Know for 2023” in Phnom Penh, justice ministry secretary of state ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Cambodia set to have trade, labour courts by end of 2021

Minister of Justice Koeut Rith has directed the formation of two committees to begin the process of establishing separate courts for commercial and labour disputes. According to two decision letters issued on January 21, the committees are comprised of 20 members from the justice ministry, the ...

Niem Chheng

Victims of Ponzi scheme petition courts, government for assistance

About 300 victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme filed complaints with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, the Justice Ministry and the National Assembly on Monday asking for the government’s help in recouping their losses. ...

Buth Kimsay

Business disputants file case for arbitration

The National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) received its latest case last week, marking just the third time that a commercial dispute has been brought to the independent dispute resolution body, its president said yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay

Arbitration body gets its second commercial case

The National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) has received its second case since becoming fully operational in early 2014 – and has a lot riding on resolving the commercial dispute, its president said yesterday. ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay

Former prime minister wins defamation case

A former MEC Co. Ltd shareholder was tried in absentia by the Court of Appeals yesterday morning for allegedly defaming his former company and MEC’s chairman, former Cambodian Prime Minister Ung Huot, in 2014, according to a court official. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Fake diamond leads to market sting in S’ville

A couple was arrested and sent to court yesterday after attempting to sell $38,000 in fake diamond jewellery to a gold vendor in Preah Sihanouk province, according to provincial military police.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Doroshenko’s lawyer seeks bail; son vows legal action

A lawyer for Russian businessman Nikolai Doroshenko on Thursday requested bail for the 54-year-old, a day after he was arrested in Sihanoukville and imprisoned on fraud charges related to one of several disputes with fugitive developer Sergei Polonsky. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Prosecutor accused of ‘threats’ to Singaporean

A senior Phnom Penh Municipal Court official has been accused of threatening a Singaporean businessman in an attempt to pressure him into confessing to a crime he did not commit. ...

Meas Sokchea

Angry villagers chase Vietnamese fishermen down Mekong river

Following a two-hour low-speed boat chase down the Mekong River in Kandal province early Thursday morning, some 100 angry villagers led by a local opposition official detained five Vietnamese nationals they say have been using illegal fishing techniques for the past three months. ...

Ben Sokhean

Italian among 5 arrested over gambling website

An Italian man was among five people arrested in Sihanoukville on Tuesday afternoon for running an illegal gambling website, officials said Wednesday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Recruitment boss arrested

The manager of a recruitment firm in Kampong Speu province was arrested this week for allegedly duping 50 workers out of $150 each on the unfulfilled promise of getting them work in Thailand. ...

Sen David

Prison time for garment heist

A former chief security guard at the Roo Hsing Garment Co factory was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison for conspiring with two thieves to steal more than 1,000 items of clothing from the factory in April. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Poipet city taxi drivers protest new checkpoint

Dozens of taxi drivers in Poipet City protested Monday against the creation of a new checkpoint where they are forced to pay costly bribes to transport goods that have been smuggled across the border from Thailand. ...

Ouch Sony

Kidney trafficking between Cambodia and Thailand sparks fears of new organ market

The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame. But on discovering the broker earned US$10,000 for each kidney they sacrificed, ...

Asia One News Staff

Businessman freed after officials intervene

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday ordered that Cambodian-American businessman Richer San be released from prison, where he was being held on serious fraud charges, overturning the Appeal Court’s decision to reject his bail request a week earlier, court officials said Monday. ...

Simon Henderson and Hay Pisey

Cybercrime law’s status uncertain

A Ministry of Commerce official said in a speech last week that the controversial draft cybercrime law was almost ready to appear before the National Assembly, though another government official dismissed this yesterday. At a conference on cybersecurity attended by representatives of the public and private ...

Sean Teehan

Lawyer swap delays ‘blood sugar’ trial in UK

The 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. firm Tate & Lyle in London over sugar the company has bought from a pair of local plantations accused of stealing their land have switched lawyers, delaying the start of the trial, which was expected to start this month. ...

Zsombor Peter

Thailand seen as growing source of counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

He may be just the police chief of Battambang, a languid riverside town in western Cambodia, but, recently, people have taken to calling Brig Gen Sar Theth the $7 million man. On Sept. 19, Brig Gen Theth’s officers tracked three Thai men in a pickup truck ...

Prak Chan Thul, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Amy Sawitta Lefevre

Tobacco firms told to get in line by City Hall

Phnom Penh’s City Hall warned tobacco companies at a meeting yesterday to stop flouting a sub-decree that prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, or else face closure or fines. The municipality said some companies were skirting the 2011 sub-decree by using more creative ways to sell ...

Sen David

Gov’t bans alcohol ads to reduce traffic deaths

Television and radio stations will be barred from broadcasting advertisements for alcohol during the primetime 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. slot beginning next month, as part of the government’s effort to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from drunk driving, officials at the Ministry of ...

Aun Pheap

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